Mercier Dossous

1916–June 1983 (Age 67)
Anse-à-Veau, Grand'Anse, Haiti

The Life Summary of Mercier

Mercier Dossous was born in 1916, in Anse-à-Veau, Grand'Anse, Haiti as the son of ?. He married Mercedes Caster in 1944. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in June 1983, at the age of 67.

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Mercier Dossous
Mercedes Caster
Marriage: 1944
Parisien Dossous
Raymond Dossous
Saint- Louis Dossous
Saint- Amise
Endique Dossous
Tatine Delino
Parila Dossous

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1944Dominican Republic
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    World Events (5)

    Age 18
    The U.S. withdraws from Haiti leaving the Haitian Armed Forces in place throughout the country.
    Age 21
    Thousands of Haitians living near the border of the Dominican Republic are massacred by Dominican soldiers under the orders of President General Trujillo.
    Age 41
    After several attempts to move forward democratically ultimately fail, military-controlled elections lead to victory for Dr. François Duvalier, who in 1964 declares himself President-for-Life and forms the infamous paramilitary Tonton Makout. The corrupt Duvalier dictatorship marks one of the saddest chapters in Haitian history with tens of thousands killed or exiled.

    Name Meaning

    Transferred use of the surname, in origin an occupational name for a trader (Old French mercier, from Late Latin mercarius, a derivative of merx ‘merchandise’). Use as a given name in the United States may have originated in honour of General Hugh Mercer , killed at the battle of Princeton in 1777 . It may sometimes also have been chosen as a kind of male equivalent of Mercy .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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